OMG and we thought the crazy Ozzie politician was super self-indulgent! Check this report from the Herald:
The bride wore white, while everyone else wore expressions of stunned disbelief on the day Said took Khadijah to be his lawfully wedded wife.
With their jaw-droppingly lavish Moscow ceremony, featuring performances by Sting, Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias – if you could see them over the 12ft-high wedding cake and the ocean of flowers – Russia’s absurdly opulent oligarchs have staged what has been hailed as the world’s first $1 billion wedding ($NZD1.4 billion).
And this weekend’s ceremony was only act one. Oil oligarch Mikhail Gutseriev, the groom’s billionaire father, is throwing another lavish party for the couple at London’s Dorchester hotel, at which it is rumoured they will be serenaded by Elton John and Beyonce.
Industry experts questioned the billion-dollar figure yesterday, but admit the Russians are pushing wedding budgets to eye-watering heights.